For a long time, tech culture has focused too narrowly on technical skills; this has resulted in a tech community that too often puts companies and code over people. Greater Than Code is a podcast that invites the voices of people who are not heard from enough in tech: women, people of color, trans and/or queer folks, to talk about the human side of software development and technology. Greater Than Code is providing a vital platform for these conversations, and developing new ideas of what it means to be a technologist beyond just the code.
Featuring an ongoing panel of racially and gender diverse tech panelists, the majority of podcast guests so far have been women in tech! We’ve covered topics including imposter syndrome, mental illness, sexuality, unconscious bias and social justice. We also have a major focus on skill sets that tech too often devalues, like team-building, hiring, community organizing, mentorship and empathy. Each episode also includes a transcript.
November 1st, 2017 | 51 mins 56 secs
We kick off our first Book Club episode with Thursday Bram and Audrey Eschright of The Responsible Communication Style Guide!
October 25th, 2017 | 58 mins 35 secs
Emily Dresner joins the show to talk about on why she felt getting a master's degree was worth it, her experiences working at a gaming company, and data science.
October 18th, 2017 | 48 mins 4 secs
Soo Choi talks about creating safer spaces at conferences and in workspaces, forgiving people without negatively labeling them, and having fierce conversations.
October 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
Steve Klabnik talks open source governance, succession planning, and organizing groups of people in a non-authoritarian way.
October 4th, 2017 | 56 mins 5 secs
We are joined by 19-year-old entrepreneur Reyn Aubrey to talk about building technology for the greater good, his startup PocketChange, habitizing donation, analyzing and collecting charity data, and anarchist organizing principles.
September 27th, 2017 | 57 mins 2 secs
Marco Rogers joins the show to discuss engaging on social media, staying in your lane, and mixing social justice with your tech career.
September 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 6 mins
Declan Whelan joins us to talk about communicating across boundaries: cross-cultural communication dynamics, adopting practices across teams, and technical debt vs technical health.
September 13th, 2017 | 46 mins 13 secs
In this episode, Aria Stewart reflects on how specializing in one area of software development can lead to contemptuous behavior between people, teams, and company culture.
September 6th, 2017 | 46 mins 45 secs
This episode stars, Jeff Reichman, who talks about how the Houston tech community came together to help people through Hurricane Harvey and the aftermath, the technology opportunities in disaster response, the harvey-api that they developed, and how tech devs need to be side-by-side with relief efforts, while responding to tech needs right away.
September 6th, 2017 | 53 mins 27 secs
In this episode, we talk to Lynn Cyrin, a developer on the Project Callisto sexual assault reporting application. In this episode, we talk about institutional betrayal, the importance of keeping survivor information private and the technology behind th...
August 23rd, 2017 | 49 mins 11 secs
In this episode, we talk to Shanise Barona about the terms "lazy perfectionism" and "performative diversity".
August 16th, 2017 | 1 hr 57 secs
In this episode, James Edward Gray and Mischa Lewis-Norelle join us to talk about the accessibility of board games, talk about the various different kind of games and particular challenges of each category,
August 9th, 2017 | 1 hr 11 mins
In this episode, Carina C. Zona joins us to talk about making a difference with her organization, @CallbackWomen, why diversity and inclusion is so important to have at conferences, and sending signals and/or indicators that encourage people to apply to speak at your conference.
August 2nd, 2017 | 53 mins 30 secs
In this episode, we talk with Casey Watts about cognitive behavioral therapy and mind manipulation.
July 26th, 2017 | 50 mins 14 secs
In this episode, we talk about communication on the Internet and especially in social media. Topics covered include dealing with jerks, teaching by example and practicing restraint.
July 11th, 2017 | 48 mins 39 secs
We talk to Scott Hanselman, about struggling and prevailing, instilling systems thinking values on children, and being a teacher.